WASH

By Margaret Wrinkle
Grove PressNovember 2013
groveatlantic.com
margaretwrinkle.com

Trade Paperback432 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9780802122032
Subject: Travel / Friendship / Family

"In this deeply researched, deeply felt debut novel, documentarian Wrinkle aims a sure pen at a crucial moment following America’s War of Independence. . . . The novel well evokes the tragedy not only of [its] lovers’ untenable positions, but also that of their master and his fragile country."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel. By turns grim and lyrical, heart-wrenching and hopeful."People (four stars; a People Pick)

“A masterly literary work . . . Wrinkle’s novel does not allow us to draw easy correlations but invites us to consider the painful inheritance and implications of such a horrendous moment in American history. Rather than disapproving opprobrium and diatribes, this debut occasions celebration. Haunting, tender and superbly measured, Wash is both redemptive and affirming.”Major Jackson, The New York Times Book Review

"Wrinkle bears witness to the inhumanity of slavery . . . A moving and heart-rending novel."Kirkus Reviews

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